First Round Complete at WPBA Pacific Coast Classic

First Round Complete at WPBA Pacific Coast Classic
WPBA Pacific Coast Classic / Lincoln City, OR

by InsidePOOL Staff

Hurst managed to squeak by Nelson in the first round of the Women's Professional Billiard Association Pacific Coast Classic.

Hurst managed to squeak by Nelson in the first round of the Women's Professional Billiard Association Pacific Coast Classic

The first round at the WPBA’s Pacific Coast Classic, hosted by the Chinook Winds Casino & Resort in Lincoln City, OR, has wound down, with some surprising upsets along the way.

Perhaps the most surprising result of the first-round matches revolved around the match-up between Karen Corr and Kyoko Sone. Corr, currently ranked number two on the women’s tour, was sent to the one-loss side by the Japanese player with a decisive 9-6 score.

Tiffany Nelson also enjoyed a quick trip to the west courtesy of Southern California’s Stacy Hurst, who defeated her in a 9-7 upset. And Yu Ram Cha bested Montana’s Morgan Steinman in a match that didn’t see Steinman lodge a game on the scoreboard.

Otherwise, the top seeds have come through in the first round. Kelly Fisher, the tour’s number-one player, easily handled Irene Henry 9-2, while Allison Fisher bested Maureen Seto 9-1. Ga Young Kim, ranked fourth on the tour, had little trouble sending Supadra Boonpasook left 9-4, and third-ranked Xiaoting Pan won her match against Michelle Rakin 9-5.

View the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic double elimination tournament brackets.

Runner-up at the WPBA’s last event, Iris Ranola of the Philippines shows every indication that she is here to stay, besting Melinda Huang 9-3. Her next opponent will be Michell Monk, who just defeated Megan Minerich in a double-hill nail-biter.

Up-and-coming Anna Kostanian breezed through her first match, dealing a 9-0 loss to Stephanie Mitchell, and will next play Belinda Calhoun, who earlier bested Brittany Bryant 9-3. Jeanette Lee had little trouble with Colorado player Bonnie Plowman, sending her west 9-2, while Ewa Laurance also won her match with a resounding 9-0 score.

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